Brighton

  • 19:40 John Ternouth 70th Birthday Handicap7f 211y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 34.58s
  • Off time: 19:42:38
19:40 Brighton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Harlequin Rose (IRE) 15/2
2nd Sharp Operator 8/1
3rd N Over J 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 5-96231 Red, Beige seams, Red sleeves and cap Hedging (IRE) 7 (ex5)
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 10-3 b Eve Johnson Houghton Georgia Dobie (7) 57 5/23.50
2 (11) 822057 Emerald green, pink star, purple sleeves, pink stars, pink and purple quartered cap Sharp Operator 21
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-10 h C Wallis Theodore Ladd (5) 55 8/19.00
3 (8) 018-948 Beige, Red seams, Red cap Solveig's Song 70
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-8 p S Woodman A Kirby 53 25/126.00
4 (12) 70-3954 Pink, royal blue seams and armlets, quartered cap N Over J 28
Beaten Favourite
4 9-7 v W J Knight David Egan 52 8/19.00
6 (1) 905/50-1 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Miss Recycled 14
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-4 M Madgwick Cieren Fallon (5) 49 12/113.00
7 (7) 822-735 Royal blue, light blue stripe, light blue sleeves, royal blue armlets, striped cap Luxford 14
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-4 G L Moore Hector Crouch 49 8/19.00
8 (4) 273022 White, emerald green hollow box, striped sleeves, white and yellow striped cap Joyful Dream (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
5 9-2 p J Butler Darragh Keenan (5) 47 6/17.00
9 (9) 49-944 Dark blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, white diamonds, dark blue and yellow hooped cap Come On Bear (IRE) 4
4 9-1 v A Bailey Joey Haynes 46 12/113.00
10 (15) 223-834 Dark blue, beige and dark blue halved sleeves, beige cap Harlequin Rose (IRE) 7
Course Winner
5 9-1 v P R Chamings William Carver (7) 45 15/28.50
11 (6) 85-8040 Emerald Green, Red stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Emerald Green cap Hidden Stash 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 b1 W Stone J F Egan 45 16/117.00
12 (3) 564308 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue and black striped sleeves, black cap Merdon Castle (IRE) 11
7 9-1 b1 Frank Bishop Seamus Cronin (5) 45 25/126.00
14 (5) 0/80-0 Purple and light green diabolo, white and purple chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Davina 145
4 9-1 W G M Turner George Rooke (7) 45 66/167.00
15 (10) 056-700 LIGHT BLUE, PINK seams, PINK cap Padmavati 31
3 8-13 b1 Ed Walker L P Keniry 53 20/121.00
Non runners
5 (13)35-6036Imbucato59-5A W CarrollF Norton50
13 (14)890060Plucky Dip89-1J RyanLaura Pearson45

Verdict

Sharp Operator won this off a similar mark last year but finished behind HEDGING when the latter was third over course and distance last month. Eve Johnson Houghton’s charge has subsequently won at the track and is taken to defy a penalty in his current form. Harlequin Rose and Imbucato are others with something to find with the selection while Miss Recycled narrowly beat Joyful Dream over track and trip a fortnight ago with Luxford further behind and can figure again with an apprentice’s allowance negating a rise in the weights. The unexposed Come On Bear is getting closer and attempts this longer trip for the first time.